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Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night Hardcover – 24 Sep 2007

3.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Verso; First Edition edition (24 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844671623
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844671625
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 0.2 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 873,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Sukhdev Sandhu s extraordinary echo-sounding of the contemporary London night lyrical, hallucinatory and harrowing by turns not only reveals the persistence of various forms of urban night-time in the face of the official image of a light-polluted, 24-hour time-zone of handy consumption, but makes an honourable addition to the literature of London as a space layered and haunted with the ghosts and traces of its history." --Times Literary Supplement

"With a writing style that mixes down- to-earth reportage with lyrical flights of fancy, Sandhu simultaneously builds up and dispels the mythology of London. Its more seductive qualities are revealed to be the workings of a great machine, devoted to the accumulation of capital and supported by legions of people who are there to mop up the aftermath. Night Haunts grew out of a project commissioned by the arts organisation Artangel. Like Artangel's best-known commission, Rachel Whiteread's 1993 plaster cast of an East End terrace, it turns the city inside out, exposing its innermost workings to the light of day." --The New Statesman

Seeing with a film-maker's eye and reporting in sharp language laden with pithy metaphors ... Sandhu offers some of the greatest insights we have into rarely described aspects of contemporary London ... This laconic, beautifully produced book is an enduring portrait of a city that manufactures fresh narratives as rapidly as they are revealed. Sandhu joins a small group of outstanding investigators into what remains in so many ways the world's richest city. --Michael Moorcock, Daily Telegraph

Synopsis

London at night, from Shakespeare's time to Dickens to Jack the Ripper, was always seen as a lawless orgy of depravity and pestilence, teeming with rogues and bandits. But is it now as bland and unthreatening as any new town? Sukhdev Sandhu journeys across London to find out whether the London night really has been rendered neutral by street lighting and CCTV cameras. Sandhu's forays see him prospecting in the London night with the people who drive its pulse, from the avian police to security guards, zookeepers and exorcists. He wades through the sewers, hangs out with pirate DJs and accompanies the marine patrol looking for midnight corpses. In a beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated book he seeks to reclaim the mystery and romance of the city - to revitalise the great myth of London for a new century.

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